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GF Rating
6.4

1035 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

UGH

posted by cool785 (SCOTTS VALLEY, CA) May 24, 2013

Member since Feb 2009

PATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHESPATCHES OH LOOK SERVERS ARE OFFLINE! LOVELY!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

EH

posted by bishop2007 (LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL) May 14, 2013

Member since May 2013

I see the appeal to the game and it was fun. When it worked. the 2 weeks that I had it, the game had about 3 updates all taking about 20 minutes each, every time i had to put the game in and play i had to download and install some patch. there were an entire 2 days where the servers had crashed, it would be a solid game if it was not an mmo!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

A Lesser Borderlands

posted by tronsta (ROSELLE, NJ) May 7, 2013

Member since Nov 2007

I love the show and really wanted this to be something worthwhile, but after a week of trying my hardest to love it, I had to sent it back. The short and sweet:

The Good:
-Pretty seamless missions, easy to pick up and get some action in.
-Cool setting and story line.

The Bad:
-Terrible graphics, and I mean terrible. Reminds me of late Xbox 1 games. Maybe because I'm playing on a 46" TV but even when sitting 8 feet away there's tons of pixelation.
-Horrible frame rate on Xbox 360. You'd think with weak graphics it would at least run smoother but the frame rate is so choppy I find it way more challenging to hit enemies in fast combat than it should be.
-Pathetic tutorial. They show you how to do the basic stuff like in every other game but the deeper stuff they just leave up to you to figure out. It would be fine if the deeper stuff was more intuitive, but the menu system is silly and it gets old fast.
-Tons of bugs/glitches. I've had enemies just stand there and let me plug away at them. I've had bosses shoot grenades right through walls to hit me. I got my little 4x4 vehicle and hit an invisible rock that sent me flying through the air. Bugs are a constant and regular feature of the game.
-Constant patch checks whenever you start the game. I know this is the nature of the beast, but even when there is no new patch to download, it still takes a few minutes just to check and make sure no patches are needed.

In short, it wants to be Borderlands but fails due to loads of technical issues. Might be better in a few months but for right now, I'd recommend skipping. Get Borderlands 2 if are looking for that kind of game play, it's a far more polished and fun game.

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